Miley Cyrus' Photo Blunder?

Miley Cyrus' Photo Blunder?-photo

Increasingly, it seems, the camera just isn't Miley Cyrus' friend.

Pictures have surfaced on the Internet apparently depicting the 16-year-old 'Hannah Montana' star and her underwear-model boyfriend Justin Gaston stretching their eyelids into slits as they appear to be joking around with friends.

While we can't speak to Miley and Justin's intentions in this photo—if in fact the picture is authentic—the person who posted the pic on Live Journal seems to think  there's a derogatory connotation to the pose, judging from the headline's post, "Miley be making fun of the AZN!"

Karen Narasaki, president of the director for the Asian American Justice Center, would seem to agree.

"It's hard to imagine the context where this would be okay," Narasaki tells CELEBUZZ. "It's offensive and disappointing. She' such a role model for young women."

Miley's reps have so far been unavailable for comment on the photo.

This isn't the first time that potentially embarrassing photos have threatened to tarnish the tweener queen's sqeaky-clean image. There was, of course, the topless Vanity Fair photo. And the inappropriately sexy, belly-baring pic of Miley that found its way onto the Web last year.

Have your say in our poll and in the comments section below: Is this photo offensive, or just silly?

 

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  • mss
    mss

    oooooooooooooh>.it is soooooooooooo wooooooooow

  • bloob
    bloob

    they all look high as hell

  • albina
    albina

    hello.miley.....your my favorite actress...i love you very much much...im from KOSOVA...ilove you.....my email is.albina.mirjeta@hotmail.com i love you bye bye

  • anna
    anna

    you should not do that miley it is a bad message to your fans

  • aditi
    aditi

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you luv aditi

  • aditi
    aditi

    hey love you can you please be in my messenger list aditi_27_28_29 luv aditi

  • aditi
    aditi

    hey miley i love you loads and you are always in my hearts do you know what if i am sad i think about tou and iam fine you rockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk love you for ever ADITI

  • Miley Cyrus is gay
    Miley Cyrus is gay

    you can tell that they all did that on purpose because everyone is making chinky eyes except the asian guy!!! his eyes aren't even slanty!! Shes just a selfish racist spoiled bitch.

  • chrisma
    chrisma

    hey girl we want you to come do a concert in north carolina for a girl called precious cause she is your biggiest fan ever.and cll her up on stage to sing along with u call me 2868496

  • alyssa
    alyssa

    Is that a glass of wine in that dude's hand? ya muley is drunk you can so tell

  • Jhe-An Evangelista
    Jhe-An Evangelista

    you rock miley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kimberly
    kimberly

    hi everybody i will miss you because iam friends with miley cyrus yes and she knows me so yeah bye

  • barkley11
    barkley11

    HA!! Can i just point out how pathetic this whole debate is?? Many teenagers probablyy do this, you don't see everyone making a fuss out of them. HA, I'm doing it right now infact. Get Over It.

  • sixx
    sixx

    When we are young we do things we think are "funny". She will learn this is disrespectful to Asian people and to be a little more conscious about her actions. but she's surrounded by adults...it's not just miley being immature...

  • jamithy
    jamithy

    Since when has it become wrong to say or do something in harmless fun that "may offend someone"? First of all they're obviously joking around and theres no racial hatred going on. Secondly perhaps everybody has forgotten..... unless its HATE SPEECH.... we all have freedom of speech and freedom of expression... EVEN IF IT OFFENDS SOMEBODY!!! Get your head out of your A** people, everything you do or say has the potential to offend somebody somewhere. Suck it up buttercups, the world doesn't revolve around what you think is right or what any person or group of people find offensive.

  • emely
    emely

    miley luck fonny lol

  • windex007
    windex007

    Haha, this pic is priceless. I totally agree with that ajatrocity character. Anyone who is SINCERELY good friends with somebody of another race understands that cracking a joke or two is nothing more than celebrating and acknowledging our differences. I have some Chinese friends who I always beg to build me a great wall or a railroad. They make fun of my inability to make rice or do math. I try to teach them how to say the letter "L" and they try to teach me the intricacies of tonal language. This is healthy behavior that breaks down our differences. It isn't often that I read a celebrity response to these kinds of incidents that arn't obviously a bogus cover to try to save face, but I think saying that people didn't understand the context of this photo is absolutely legitimate. I think its safe to say that the context is a diverse group of teens having a good time and poking innocent fun at each others differences. So yeah. Shame on the sensationalists trying to blow this out of preportion. It is their motives that I think are most questionable. And my sympathies definitely go out to that Miley kid. I can't say I'm a fan of her work (which probably has something to do with me not being a tween girl), but I imagine her life is crazy and hectic enough without people scrutinizing her every move. I'm just glad that she can find time to be crazy with her friends, which is exactly what a 16 year old SHOULD be doing.

  • ajatrocity
    ajatrocity

    i cant believe people are taking this so seriously! her friend is asian! he clearly does not care! it's not a big deal! i live in Vancouver, half my friends are asian and i make fun of asians ALL THE TIME they make fun of me too! it's what kids do. the only people i've met who have a problem with that sort of thing are bitchy white people trying to make themselves look good like 'oh look how enlightened i am, coming to the rescue of these poor helpless minorities! i'm a hero!' f*ck you race is not a big deal some white bitch mouthed off to me at a bar because i poked my friend/drummer/LOVEOFMYLIFE, who happens to be chinese, and was like "come on, come onnnn,do math" get over yourselves people. taking things too seriously and getting all riled up over nothing is a waste of time. you should be happy that kids love each other and can find humour in their differences.

  • cadnoz
    cadnoz

    This is all so ridiculous, and I can't believe this is even in the news. It's obvious they are at a party and the asian guy is opening his eyes wide to look Caucasian, and everyone else is slanting their eyes to look Asian. I don't see any protests from the Caucasian community over an Asian making fun of our "round eyes" so please stop this nonsense.

  • hithere
    hithere

    if i'm not mistaken, there is an asian person in the picture and he seems to be in on the "fun" by opening his eyes so that everyone else looks more asian than him. everyone in the picture is doing it, not just miley. yes, she is young and may think it's "funny," but what's their excuse? if this actually is offensive, which i'm not sure it is, why is miley the only one people are angry with? she's 16 years old and if she didn't act so much older than her age all the time nobody would care about this picture, but because she's usually so mature people seem to think it's a big huge problem.

  • helloo
    helloo

    oh come on, give her a break! if i was asian, i'd just laugh about it. it's obviously a JOKE. and besides, why are you gyus freaking out like "is that wine" and "omg she looks drunk" when there's no evidence she is. the guy with the wine is probably old enough to drink it, and i don't think miley is drunk at all. i don't get how you americans freak out if ppl are drunk. i'm sixteen and the first time i was drunk was a year and a half ago. and i'm just normal. but i guess it's cause i'm european. but i'm happy about it cause u americans really need to chill. our lifestyle over here is much more relaxed...

  • someguy03
    someguy03

    she looks drunk as hell

  • alyssacullen1314
    alyssacullen1314

    sigh.... who cares about her anyway?! i sure won't. drunk, maybe...

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    These pictures are clear-cut proof, Miley Cyrus is worse than David Duke.

  • honestgal03
    honestgal03

    okay it might seem offensive...but there is an asian dude like in the picture...and i will agree it is offensive bcuz asians are made fun of on a daily basis.. but give miley a break! it's a harmless joke, and stop trying to tear her apart.

  • ali310
    ali310

    I believe these pictures are harmless. People just want them to be controversial because she has had history with this kind of stuff. It might be offense to some people, but keep in mind...she probably had no intention in offending people of the asain enthicity considering the male to her left in Asain. so there you go (: well, she did offend asian people so, it isnt "harmless".

  • ali310
    ali310

    ok plz, guy there are just fooling around. harmless. jesus christ, peopole take thing a wee two seriously these days. how is that "fooling around"? its not funny.

  • giannaxbologna
    giannaxbologna

    I believe these pictures are harmless. People just want them to be controversial because she has had history with this kind of stuff. It might be offense to some people, but keep in mind...she probably had no intention in offending people of the asain enthicity considering the male to her left in Asain. so there you go (:

  • meril
    meril

    am I the only person who thinks that whats actually wrong on this picture is this 16 year old surrounded by people obviously far more old than she is?

  • Maggie
    Maggie

    ok plz, guy there are just fooling around. harmless. jesus christ, peopole take thing a wee two seriously these days.

  • chichi
    chichi

    What a freak. Justin gaston is a money hungry little bum licker. He is just in it for publicity.

  • regans
    regans

    Is that a glass of wine in that dude's hand?

  • pace
    pace

    When we are young we do things we think are "funny". She will learn this is disrespectful to Asian people and to be a little more conscious about her actions.

  • bawwow
    bawwow

    she has great friends

  • chichilavie
    chichilavie

    didn't we just see miley's side boob?

 
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